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Rehabilitation & Transitional Care

At SMP Health – St. Raphael, our licensed health care professionals offer rehabilitation services, including speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Our team works together to treat residents who have had strokes, brain injuries, amputations, swallowing difficulties, joint replacements, or generalized weakness due to chronic illness. We develop individualized rehabilitation programs for each patient with the goal of returning residents to their highest possible level of functioning and personal independence.

  • Training in bed mobility, transfers, and gait (with or without an assistive device)
  • Treatment of lower body functionality limitations
  • Strength training and coordination
  • Range of motion therapy
  • Stroke or aneurysm
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
  • Neurological disorder
  • Decubitus ulcer/wound care
  • Chronic pain
  • Other general medical problems
  • Fine and gross motor control development
  • One-handed dressing techniques, grooming, bathing, and home management skills
  • Training in the use of self-help aids
  • Cognitive skills development
  • Upper body strengthening and coordination
  • Home evaluation to assess need for adaptive equipment and to promote safety

During speech therapy, residents are evaluated and treated for hearing, language, communication, and swallowing disorders. We focus on improving speech-language expression, comprehension, oral motor skills, and strategies for safe eating. Speech therapy may include:

  • Receptive/expressive language therapy
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Swallowing management


It may seem difficult to know if you’re asking the right questions as you seek rehabilitation services for yourself or for those you love. Our team is here, and ready to help you every step of the way.